Sunshine Makers to use MWV’s trigger sprayer for cleaning products

20 May 2013 (Last Updated May 20th, 2013 18:30)

US-based Sunshine Makers, which manufactures Simple Green cleaners, has adopted MeadWestvaco’s (MWV) trigger sprayer VersaPlast for its cleaning products.

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US-based Sunshine Makers, which manufactures Simple Green cleaners, has adopted MeadWestvaco's (MWV) trigger sprayer VersaPlast for its cleaning products.

The new lightweight, all-plastic trigger sprayer has been launched by MWV for the North America Home & Garden industry.

Produced in North America, VersaPlast's design includes a door foamer nozzle option, and allows the users to select either foam or spray dispensing, depending on their application needs and preferences.

According to the global packaging company, the design's easy-grip Ergo trigger will provide comfort for the user.

Simple Green senior vice president of operations Jeff Hyder said VersaPlast achieves the company's goals by providing trigger made in the US that helps address its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.

"As a part of our company's USA-sourced policy and our desire to improve our packaging sustainability, we did a complete restaging of our packaging and delivery systems," Hyder said.

The selection of the new trigger sprayer from MWV is expected to support socially responsible mission of Simple Green and will fit into its local supply chain strategy, cutting down transportation emissions.

Additionally, the trigger design is also set to minimise Simple Green's resource consumption, by doing away with an estimated 19.6t of resin and 10.2t of metal annually.

VersaPlast is based on the all-plastic VersaPlast SP05 which is available in other markets globally.

MWV Home & Garden president Bill Riley, commenting on the new product, said, "By providing an enhanced consumer experience each time they use this versatile trigger sprayer, we're helping to reinforce a positive consumer interaction with the cleaning brands they trust and frequently use."


Image: MWV's VersaPlast eliminates about 19.6t of resin and 10.2t of metal annually; Photo: Courtesy of MeadWestvaco Corporation.